The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, has reportedly expressed the desire to engage the Liberia National Legislature during her two-day visit here July 16 and 17.The IMF boss’ request was conveyed to the Senate last Thursday in a letter from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.According to President Sirleaf, Ms Lagarde will use the opportunity of her visit “to gain a deeper understanding of Liberia’s post-Ebola challenges and discuss with key stakeholders, opportunities for partnership support to Liberia. She has expressed a particular desire to engage the Legislature.”President Sirleaf reminded the lawmakers that the IMF is a key international financial institution which includes Liberia’s membership that goes back to the 1960s. It serves as a key partner to Liberia by working through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Central Bank of Liberia. This support, President Sirleaf noted, is largely achieved through programs that provide balance of payment support to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).“I should also note that the IMF provided exceptional support to Liberia during the Ebola crisis. In view of this, I ask that you honor Ms Largarde’s request by convening a joint session of the 53rd Legislature to provide her the opportunity for this engagement. The interaction, the President suggested, could be scheduled for Friday, July 17, at an hour appropriate to the Legislature.The letter was turned over to the leadership of the Senate which is expected to advise plenary thereon today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
… as 32 road deaths recorded for 1st quarterPedal cyclist Mohan Ramkellawan of South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara died on Friday at about 19:30h in an accident involving a motorcar on Dennis Street, Sophia, Georgetown.The 72-year-old Ramkellawan and the driver of motorcar HC 7724 were reportedly both proceeding west along Denis Street, Sophia when the accident occurred. The driver, a 52-year-old resident of Sophia, reportedly told investigators that the cyclist swerved into his path and he was not able to apply his brakes in time.Rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, Ramkellawan was pronounced dead on arrival, while the driver was taken into custody.Ramkellawan’s body is at the GPHC mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.Meanwhile, the Guyana Police Force has reported that there have been 32 deaths on the country’s roadways so far for 2018.On Friday, Commissioner of Police (ag.) David Ramnarine along with Assistant Commissioners’ N.Hoppie, and M. Graham DSM, Senior Superintendent E. Watts and Traffic Chief R. Ashram met at Police Divisional Traffic Heads to discuss the traffic situation in the counrty.Among the issues discussed was a review the current traffic situation, particularly regarding road traffic fatalities and contributing factors.“This is as a result of the current unacceptable situation where from 1st January to 15th April, 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, indicates pellucidly that the Guyana Police Force Traffic Department must immediately enhance the education of road users and enforcement of the Traffic Laws,” a release from the force stated.A total of 259 accidents were recorded for this year.
COURTS: A man issued with a speeding summons claimed he didn’t pay the fine because he didn’t own the car at the time the speeding offence occurred.Joseph Kerr, with an address at Glebe, Ballyae, Ramelton said he had sold the car a few days prior to when the speeding offence occurred. The speeding offence occurred on the 25th of October 2015.However, the court heard that Mr Kerr had sold the car a few days previously.Mr Kerr told the court, “I received a speeding summons for an offence which occurred on October 25th, 2015.“But I sold the car a few days prior to that, and contacted the fella I had sold the car too to tell him that I had received a summons for speeding.“I was under the belief that he would sort it out and pay the fine.“I thought it had been sorted, but then I received a summons for court over the non-payment of the fine.”Judge Paul Kelly struck out the speeding offence against the defendant.MAN WAS ISSUED WITH SPEEDING SUMMONS DAYS AFTER HE SOLD HIS CAR was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsnewsOffenceownershipspeedingvehicle